Old Hollywood makeup can work well for a variety of Halloween costumes, whether you’re dressing up as Marilyn Monroe, Bettie Page or Jessica Rabbit from “Who Killed Roger Rabbit” (a costume we highly recommend). This makeup look works on non-Halloween days, too. It’s quick, easy and very, very bold. Watch Rachel give Julie some va-va-voom and then give it a try yourself!
Last week we watched an interesting social experiment on the TV show “What Would You Do?” where actors playing a mom and kids went to a Halloween costume store looking for non-gender-conforming costumes. A little boy begged to be a princess and a little girl begged to be Spiderman, while nosy shoppers (mostly) discouraged the kids and their mom from those costumes. So I was delighted to see an actual real-life mom write a piece for the New York Times this weekend about the time her three-year-old son wanted to be a princess. And interestingly, her concern wasn’t that he wanted to be girly — it was that all the princess junk out there didn’t take into account her son is black.
Doreen Oliver writes that her older son is autistic and struggles to communicate. So if her younger son wants to express himself in any way, even by dressing up like a princess on Halloween, she and her husband will support him. And, she adds, “[I]f it turns out Bug is gay, we’d embrace his identity.” The problem wasn’t that Bug wanted to be a princess, though — it was that “his idea of a princess had blond hair and peach-colored skin” and sure enough all the princess costumes had blonde wigs and pictures of “smiling white women.” Keep reading »
It’s happened to all of us: you go to a movie expecting a thoughtful drama or lighthearted romp. No one warned you — it was all a sick trick to expose you to a vision as bloodcurdling as any “Saw” sequel.
Two hours later, you stumble into the lobby, unsure whether it’s tears or your last meal welling up. Maybe it was a disturbing truth exposed in the film that did it. Or maybe the line between surrealist daydream and psychotic nightmare was inadvertently crossed. In honor of Halloween, here’s our list of top 9 movies that failed to warn us in the commercials that they’d scar us for life. Keep reading »
Hurricane Sandy who? Frankenstorm what? Eighty-five MPH winds and flash floods aren’t going to stop Halloween from coming. We just have to adapt. Here are some water-worthy costumes appropriate for what may prove to be the soggiest Halloween ever. Even if you have to wear them in your storm cellar.
Got a case of the homebound-by-the-hurricane Mondays? Not anymore, you don’t! This adorable baby cheetah and his friends are here to cute up the joint as they come face-to-face with their jack-o-lantern nemesis.
We know you spent all weekend stumbling around dressed like Zombie Honey Boo Boo — and we want to see pics! We’re collecting our readers’ best costumes for a big ol’ gallery that we’ll post the day after Halloween. (Assuming Hurricane Sandy does not knock the power out.) Send pics of yourself to email@example.com with the words “Halloween costume” in the title. And yes, pics of your pets and/or kids dressed in stupid costumes are totally fine, too. [Photo: Thinkstock]
Kim Kardashian showed up to the Midori Green party in NYC on Saturday night (with Kanye West in tow, natch), decked out in a beguiling costume. Care to take a guess as to what her costume was?
A) Christina Aguilera
B) Donatella Versace
C) A sea witch
D) All of the above
E) None of the above
Click through to find out!
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I hear you, Shiloh. Halloween costume shopping sucks. If you’re uninspired, you’re uninspired. It looks like Vivienne found something she could work with — a pink unicorn smock thingy. We know that bullshit’s totally not your style. [Photo: FameFlynet]
Halloween is a crazy holiday. Between the costumes and the candy binges, anything can happen, so it’s good to be prepared for a variety of scenarios. We’ve rounded up a few of the most awkward Halloween moments, from being the only one at work who dressed up to having evidence of your debauchery posted online, along with instructions on how to deal with each one. Get the details, after the jump! Keep reading »